Franziska Brantner MdB & Ekkehard Felder Mon, 30th March 2020, 8:00 pm "All lies"? How politicians speak today (can/should/want to speak) Literature Politicians are often accused of populism and hate, but also of whitewashing and belittling. Informing, arguing and convincing has become more delicate before a basic tone of distortion and simplification. What challenges do politicians face when they address a large, heterogeneous crowd of people? What choice of words, what tonality conveys credibility? Are there self-imposed taboos? What linguistic reactions are required in the case of “hate speech”, breaking taboos, discrimination in political discourse? In conversation are Franziska Brantner, Heidelberg member of the Bundestag for the Greens, and the linguist Prof. Ekkehard Felder from the German Department of the University of Heidelberg, who also runs the blog Semantic Competitions – Like language, like way of thinking. In the series Local Monday Included in the price: homemade soup or another small snack Hint Dear Guests, due to the intensifying developments and the corresponding official orders of the City of Heidelberg in the context of the measures to contain corona virus infections, all events at the DAI Heidelberg will be cancelled from March 13 to April 19, 2020 inclusive. Tickets already purchased can be returned at the respective advance booking office.